Special Issue "Liquid-Crystal Nanoparticles for Multiple Purposes"

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Liquid Crystals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Marilena Carbone
Guest Editor
Department of Chemical Science and Technologies, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
Interests: nanoparticles with electrochemical and biomedical applications; tattoo inks: determination of the composition and removal; surface science: molecules on semiconductors for detection purposes
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Dr. Giuseppina Polino
Guest Editor
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettronica, degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
Interests: printed and flexible electronics; bioelectronics; energy storage and harvesting; optoelectronics; surface functionalization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Liquid-crystalline nanoparticle hybrids represent a class of new materials with a variety of applications. The supramolecular ordering by the liquid-crystal state allows organization into 2D and 3D arrangements with high self-healing properties and processability. This Special Issue of Crystals aims to present the latest research on “Liquid-Crystal Nanoparticles for Multiple Purposes”. Topics of interest include methods of achieving liquid-crystalline nanoparticle hybrids and their identification, characterization and analysis; relationships among nanoparticle morphology, size, shape, and roughness; and the roles of organic ligand coating in the determination of nanoparticle surface chemistry and properties, including magnetic/electrostatic ones. Studies detailing the analysis of aspects related to the feasibility of liquid-crystalline nanoparticle hybrid production on a large scale, the achievement of complex architectures, and applications such as transdermal drug delivery, supra-molecular functions, and optical devices are also welcome.

Prof. Dr. Marilena Carbone
Dr. Giuseppina Polino
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Liquid-crystals nanoparticles (LCN) hybrids
  • LCN hybrids morphology-coating related properties
  • LCN hybrids large scale production
  • LCN hybrids devices  
  • LCN hybrids in drug delivery
  • LCN hybrids in optical devices
  • LCN hybrids in supramolecular devices

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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